Intellectual Property Law Counsel

Candor, Responsiveness, Flexibility

A legal strategy should be tailored to fit the overall business goals rather than just abstract “best legal practices.” Client involvement and prompt client updates are central to the business relationship. Upfront discussion of specific client goals sets a course to achieve client objectives. My direct approach and prompt communication have earned me the ongoing trust of my clients and the respect of peers.


An early step in the process of innovation is to determine what may be patentable subject matter. Next, a search can be performed to help locate relevant related art and support a better prepared patent application. A patent application is then drafted on the disclosed subject matter. Due consideration to United States and international patent applications should be had. After submitting the patent application, it will likely be necessary to respond to office actions from the patent office. Related services include:

  • Patent Analysis
  • Patent Searches
  • Patent Applications
  • Patent Prosecution


An important step in branding is to identify what brand elements help capture consumer memory and loyalty. A search may be prepared to help locate similar marks and businesses. A trademark application can then be prepared and submitted. Responses to objections or rejections of the application may be necessary before the trademark is registered. Related services include:

  • Trademark Analysis
  • Trademark Searches
  • Trademark Applications
  • Trademark Prosecution


After original expressive works are identified, copyright registrations may be filed. Related services include:

  • Copyright Analysis
  • Copyright Registrations

Trade Secret

After valuable, proprietary information of a business is located, prudent business policies and courses of action should be followed to maintain the confidentiality of that information. Related services include:

  • Trade Secret Analysis
  • Trade Secret Procedure

Computer, Software, and Internet Law

  • Domain Name Disputes
  • Content Licensing
  • Contractor Agreements
  • Service Agreements

Commercialization and Entrepreneurship

After identifying and protecting intellectual property, the owner may seek to monetize the created value.

  • Technology Transfer
  • Review Contracts
  • Draft Licenses
  • Service Agreements

Intellectual Property

Intellectual property, just like physical assets, should be inventoried and protected. In fact, the intellectual property can represent a substantial share of the balance sheet and drive income. Related services include:

  • Intellectual Property Analysis
  • Intellectual Property Audit